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Fire Destroys Huts In Aung Myin Thar Recreational Park

Fire Destroys Huts In Aung Myin Thar Recreational Park

A small recreational park in Kachin State was destroyed by fire, which was held by locals who were driven off their land several years ago to make way for the suspended Myitsone Dam. The bamboo

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Gold Extraction Escalating Near Suspended Myitsone Dam

Gold Extraction Escalating Near Suspended Myitsone Dam

Under military rule, gold mining has increased around the suspended Myitsone Dam along the Mali hka and Irrawaddy rivers, and in Chipwi Township in Kachin State, with crony mining companies using large backhoes to extract

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Kachin Villagers Want Myitsone Dam Project Scrapped

Kachin Villagers Want Myitsone Dam Project Scrapped

Kachin villagers forced off their ancestral land to make way for the construction of the Chinese financed Myitsone Dam protested Tuesday, calling for the cancellation of all hydro-power projects planned at the confluence of the

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Kachin State Villagers Fearful Military Regime Will Restart Myitsone Dam

Kachin State Villagers Fearful Military Regime Will Restart Myitsone Dam

Kachin citizens who were displaced by the Myitsone Dam walked from where they were relocated back to their homeland during International Rivers Day on March 14. (more…)

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Govt Failed to Address Land Grievances

Govt Failed to Address Land Grievances

Since the National League for Democracy entered office, after winning the 2015 election, many land disputes in Kachin State remain unresolved, according to the Federal Ethnic Farmer Network (FEFN). (more…)

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Lockdowns Hurt Businesses In Kachin State Villages

Lockdowns Hurt Businesses In Kachin State Villages

Business owners in Myitkyina township are struggling to survive after COVID-19 lockdowns forced their restaurants and beer stations to close. Wah Yon Taw, Nagar lake, and Blue Water lake recreational areas, located near Aung Myin

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District Court Rejects Villagers’ Lawsuit Against Myitsone Dam Shareholders

District Court Rejects Villagers’ Lawsuit Against Myitsone Dam Shareholders

A Myitkyina district court rejected a lawsuit by villagers against the two main companies involved in the controversial Myitsone dam. Aung Myin, a lawyer representing Mali Yang and Chying Hkrang villages, filed the lawsuit at

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Shoddy Construction Plagues Myitsone Dam Relocation Sites in Myanmar’s North

Shoddy Construction Plagues Myitsone Dam Relocation Sites in Myanmar’s North

Hkawn Tawng, a Kachin widow, was forced to move from her original home close to the confluence where the Irrawaddy river is formed in northern Kachin State nearly a decade ago on the orders of